Outpost Nursing, Ontario & Manitoba
Daria Adèle Juüdi-Hope knew she had a calling when, as a young child in eastern DR Congo, she witnessed an aunt die from what she understood, even then, as something from which no one should die. The dedication of relief workers she witnessed in refugee camps made her vow to pay forward the compassion she received. Arriving in Canada as a refugee, Daria finished high school, studied biomedical biology at Laurentian University while perfecting her English, then joined the accelerated nursing program at Queen's University, from which she graduated in 2011. While experienced in diverse fields, including forensics, mental health and community health nursing, Daria has dedicated much of her career to northern nursing in remote fly-in-only Indigenous communities. She has volunteered to bring health services to rural Uganda and Kenya. Since obtaining a master’s degree in public health in 2020, Daria has chaired Kingston’s Health Providers Against Poverty, and is a member of RNAO’s Black Nurses Taskforce. An advocate for social justice, Daria lobbies government on access to health care and on appropriate treatment of people by health-care providers.
The HUB Fellowship gives an RN or NP the opportunity to get in the thick of things with a one-week placement with RNAO CEO Doris Grinspun. The $2,000 HUB Fellowship is generously sponsored by RNAO’s Group Home and Auto Insurance provider, HUB International Ontario Limited.